Trump’s impeachment lawyer van der Veen ‘I’ve had nearly 100 death threats’

One of President Donald Trump’s defense attorney’s Michael Van der Veen, making the final closing arguments against impeachment for the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol Hill Riots. (photo, screenshot)

One of President Donald Trump’s defense lawyers, Michael van der Veen told reporters Saturday that he has received more than 100 death threats and his home was attacked.

He said that the damage done to his home and the threats took place during and after the proceedings. 

I’ve had nearly 100 death threats

Michael Van der Veen, defense lawyer for President Donald Trump

In the pool report, van der Veen stated that his “home was attacked. I’d rather not go into it because it would encourage other people to do it more, but you know, I’ve had nearly 100 death threats.”

“I’m a trial lawyer and I represent people’s interests in court. That’s what I do. I love doing it. And I’m disappointed that that is the result of just me doing my job,” said Van der Veen.

The  Associated Press, noted that the West Whiteland Township Police Department said graffiti was found at van der Veen’s home at around 8 p.m. on Friday after Trump had been acquitted by the Senate. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer the word “Traitor” was painted in red at the entrance of van der Veen’s driveway. In the picture there was an arrow pointing to his home.

So far no arrests have been made yet in relation to the incident. 

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